Congressman Adam Schiff
Now that Democrats have taken a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Burbank congressman Adam Schiff is in line to become chair of the House Intelligence Committee in January. He and other Democrats are intensifying their demands for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. We also get Rep. Schiff’s take on potential criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and working with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on California policy.
Butte County’s Camp Fire
The deadliest wildfire in state history has destroyed the homes of thousands of former Paradise residents and claimed the lives of over 60 people. As firefighters continue to fight the blaze, PG&E is again facing questions about whether its power lines might have sparked the fire. Regulators and lawmakers are already examining options to reduce the risk of future fires, as Gov. Jerry Brown describes California’s increasingly ferocious wildfires as “the new abnormal.”
- Ted Goldberg, KQED news editor
- Marisa Lagos, KQED California politics and government reporter
On the 40th anniversary of his death, the life and leadership of former San Francisco mayor George Moscone is the subject of a new documentary, Moscone: A Legacy of Change. The film follows Moscone’s life, from a child coming of age in 1940s San Francisco, to his pioneering leadership in the state Senate, to his days as a beloved “mayor of the people,” which ended abruptly when he was assassinated by city supervisor Dan White. Featuring anecdotes from former colleagues like Sen. Dianne Feinstein and the Honorable Willie Brown, as well as from his youngest child, Jonathan Moscone, the documentary is a revealing portrait of a transformational leader. Moscone: A Legacy of Change airs Friday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. on KQED.
- Nat Katzman, Moscone: A Legacy of Change producer and director
- Jonathan Moscone, George Moscone’s son